Scholarships for tuition fee-paying students

Arcada University of Applied Sciences offers scholarships for Bachelor's level studies. 

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance.

The scholarship covers up to 50 percent of the tuition fee and is awarded as a tuition fee waiver. Scholarships are not granted the first year of studying.

Please note that only students paying tuition fee can be granted a scholarship. However, refugees who have a temporary residence permit with the possibility of permanent residence are exempted from paying the tuition fee.

Scholarships if you were admitted autumn 2017, 2018 or 2019

Do not submit the application before you have completed the required amount of 55 ECTS during one academic year. The application will not be approved if the credits are not shown in the student registry (ASTA) during the time of submission.

If you have completed at least 55 ECTS you are entitled to a scholarship of 50 percent of the tuition fee. 

Credits completed Scholarship Preliminary deadline to apply Definite deadline to apply Payment deadline
55 ECTS 50 percent 18.6.2021 31.7.2021 31.8.2021
Fewer than 55 ECTS Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible 31.8.2021

The preliminary deadline for submission of scholarship application is on June 18, 2021. However, if you still are waiting for credits to be registered in order to be eligible for the scholarship, you may apply for scholarship after the deadline. In this case, the definite deadline to apply is on July 31, 2021.

Scholarships if you were admitted autumn 2020 or later*

Do not submit the application before you have completed the required amount of 60 ECTS during one academic year. The application will not be approved if the credits are not shown in the student registry (ASTA) during the time of submission.

If you have completed at least 60 ECTS you are entitled to a scholarship of 30 percent of the tuition fee. If your average grade is at least 4, you are entitled to a scholarship of in total 50 percent of the tuition fee. The mean grade is calculated based on the total number of credits, i.e. not only on the current academic year's credits.

Credits completed Grade average (1-5) Scholarship Preliminary deadline Definite deadline Payment deadline
60 ECTS 4 or higher 50 percent 18.6.2021 31.7.2021 31.8.2021
60 ECTS 3.99 or lower 30 percent 18.6.2021 31.7.2021 31.8.2021
Fewer than 60 ECTS Any grade average Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible 31.8.2021

The preliminary deadline for submission of scholarship application is on June 18, 2021. However, if you still are waiting for credits to be registered in order to be eligible for the scholarship, you may apply for scholarship after the deadline. In this case, the definite deadline to apply is on July 31, 2021.

*Please note that due to covid-19 the required number on credits have decreased. More information will be provided by email in the spring.

How to apply

The application for scholarship is done through the online form below. Students who are required to pay tuition fee will receive more detailed information about the application process to their Arcada e-mail.

When the decision is made, you will receive detailed information about the payment process.